Mass for Troubled Times

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Mon Nov 11 - Sun Nov 10

MASSES FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY Luminous Voices, Calgary's new professional chamber choir, is excited to present their first concert of 2013/14 season displaying the dramatic and flawless range of this highly skilled ensemble of singers and chamber orchestra. This concert presents Haydn's famous "Lord Nelson Mass" also known as his Mass for Troubled Times. The piece is named after Admiral Horatio Nelson who defeated Napoleon in the same year Haydn composed the piece. Haydn's chief biographer has written that this mass "is arguably Haydn's greatest single composition". Luminous Voices will be joined by a chamber orchestra of strings, timpani, trumpet, and organ. This concert will also feature Timothy Corlis's Missa Pax (Mass for Peace) with clarinetist Krishan Power and pianist Cheryl Emery. Missa Pax draws on Corlis’ years of experience as a chorister in an Anglican boy’s school. It’s a fresh musical expression inspired by a text that has spoken for centuries about the topic of peace and about a spiritual love for earth.